Cars New Porsche Panamera Turbo beats the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio at Nürburgring

18:05  08 july  2016
18:05  08 july  2016 Source:   evo.co.uk

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Alfa reclaims the title from the Porsche Panamera Turbo with a 7:32 lap time at the famed German circuit. Earlier this summer, Porsche announced that it had beaten the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 's Nürburgring lap by one second, setting a 7:38 with the all- new Panamera Turbo .

The current Porsche Panamera took the top spot as the fastest sedan on the 'Ring when it beat the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifogio's time of 7:39 by one single second, posting a 7:38. The thing is, that Giulia 's time was done in a manual car. Italian publication Omni Auto reports a new development.

  New Porsche Panamera Turbo beats the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio at Nürburgring © Provided by Evo

The new Porsche Panamera Turbo has managed to beat the Alfa Romeo Giulia's Nürburgring lap time by just one second, making it the fastest four door saloon to lap the circuit.

With 542bhp and 563lb ft from its all new twin-turbo V8, the Panamera Turbo is a significant step up from the Giulia's 503bhp and 443lb ft V6. It also incorporates the rear wheel steering seeing in the 918 and 911 Turbo, which no doubt contributed to its 7min 38 sec lap time.

What's most impressive though is that the Porsche managed the lap time despite tipping the scales at 1995kg. For comparison, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio weighs 1524kg.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio - 7min 39sec. Test conducted by Alfa Romeo with pre-production car, driver unknown. This is arguably the most important time here that the Panamera beat , as by besting the lighter, not far off as powerful Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio

Alfa Romeo . Giulia . Whatever you think of Nürburgring lap times And so it is the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio announces itself as a really bloody fast car. makes it the fastest saloon on sale, beating the only recently crowned (and 40bhp more powerful) Porsche Panamera Turbo by a full

The new Panamera Turbo represents a drastic departure from the old car, both in design and the technology on offer. Porsche has rapidly played catch up with the competition via a completely new gadget-laden interior, complete with two 7-inch displays.

But it's the chassis technology that no doubt helped contribute the most to that Nordschleife lap time. We've already mentioned rear wheel steering, but also of note is the Panamera's PASM action suspension management, enhanced PDCC chassis control and more advanced torque vectoring. The new Panamera also has active roll stabilisation.

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